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Smoking Effects




Smoking effects almost every aspect of your health. Cigarette smoking alone is directly responsible for at least one-third of all cancer deaths annually in the United States, and contributes to the development of low birth weight babies and heart disease.

Smoking Effects:  Statistics

  • Lifelong smokers have a 1 in 2 chance of dying from a smoking-related disease.
  • Smoking doesn't just cut a few months off the end of your life. It reduces the life of the average smoker by 12 years.

Smoking effects include:

  • Lung Cancer - smoking is the most significant cause of lung cancer in both men and women.
  • Heart Disease - smoking doubles your risk of developing heart disease.
  • Smoking is responsible for most cancers of the larynx, mouth and esophagus. 
  • Smoking is highly associated with development of, and deaths from, bladder, kidney, pancreatic and cervical cancers
  • Smoking during pregnancy leads to miscarriages, premature delivery and sudden infant death syndrome.
  • Smoking leads to high blood pressure.
  • Smoking increases your chances of having respiratory problems including more bouts of flu and pneumonia.
  • Smoking increases chances of osteoporosis in women.

Think these smoking effects won't happen to you?  If you are a smoker, you have a greater than 50% chance of dying from a smoking related disease.

   
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